Category Archives: Back to School Blather

Open Education, Privacy, Technology (A Promissory Note)

This month has, so far, not been especially time-friendly for me. I have so many things to do, so many things to think about…argh! No time to post! I really, really want to write about the amazing discussion going on at … Continue reading

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Hey, You Kids! Get Your Automated Citation Generators Off Of My Lawn!

There are a lot of cool things on the internet for researchers: amazing tools for checking cross-references, for tracking citations, for collecting and organizing references, for finding source material, for organizing and visualizing data. It’s really all quite marvelous! The … Continue reading

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Flipped Off

While the so-called flipped classroom may be all the rage right now*, I want to take a minute to talk about flipping the instructors and the designers of instruction. When I talk about flipped instructors**, what I mean is this: instructors who … Continue reading

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Logic and Classification (crossposted)

[Originally posted on my MLIS blog] Two things occur to me as I begin my first week’s work in LIBR 202: 1. A little while ago, I wrote a little post on my complete failure to catalog my own massive … Continue reading

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Both Sides Now: 7 Deadly Sins of Canvas Course Setup

One of the things I find most fascinating about both taking and teaching classes in the same learning management system (hereafter LMS), albeit for different schools and disciplines, is the opportunity to experience the effects of different instructional designs from the … Continue reading

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On Shelves and Organization (or the Lack Thereof)

[Originally posted on my LIS blog] Confession time: Unlike many of the folks I’ve encountered so far in these very early stages of my MLIS studies, I have not actually cataloged my libraries (home and work). I know. Shameful! I … Continue reading

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A Few Odd Observations On Being A Student Again

I’m just now working on a required online tech prep course for my MLIS studies, and the experience of this class (combined with my experience of taking a class in the same program as a visitor rather than a student … Continue reading

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